Reading Skills
Fiction
Poetry and Drama
Expository Text
Practice Makes Perfect
100

the narrator's perspective

What is point of view?

100
the character or force in conflict with a main character
What is antagonist?
100
grouped lines in a poem
What is a stanza?
100
a statement that cannot be proven true or false
What is opinion?
100
Identify the type of figurative language: "John's answer to the problem was just a Band-Aid, not a solution."
What is a metaphor?
200

the three types of author's purpose

what is to persuade, inform, or entertain?

200
the overall, worldly lesson that can be learned from the story; a repeated idea or lesson in a literary text and often deals with abstract questions, beliefs, or truths
What is theme?
200

parts of a drama are called

What are acts?

200

a statement that can be proven true or false when research is done

What is a fact?

200
Identify the type of figurative language: "Micaela and I are going to hang out and shoot the breeze before the movie since we arrived early to the theater."
What is an idiom?
300
the narrator is an observer, but can also zoom in on the thoughts and emotions of any character
What is third person omniscient?
300
written conversation between two or more characters and identifiable by quotation marks
What is dialogue?
300
words used in an imaginative way to express ideas that are not literally true
What is figurative language?
300

A caption is:

What is a sentence or words that explain a picture? 

300
Identify the figurative language: "The thunder clapped angrily in the distance."
What is personification?
400
how the author creates the passage and puts it together (ex. cause and effect, sequencing, problem-solution, etc.)
What is author's organization?
400
a summary or short text that describes the original text must include what abbreviated information from the story
What is BME (beginning, middle, and end)?
400
the feeling or atmosphere created in the reader by a literary work or passage
What is mood?
400
Name at least two things you need to consider and notice when reading an expository text.
What are graphics/figures, sidebars, subtitles, and bolded/italicized words/phrases?
400
Identify the figurative language: "Her hair was as soft as a spider web."
What is a simile?
500
a reflection of a writer's or speaker's attitude toward a subject of a poem, story, or other literary work
What is tone?
500

Draw a plot diagram, label the five sections

What is exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution

500

In a play, scenes:

What is show a change in time or scenery.

500
What is the difference between an autobiography and a biography?
What is an autobiography is a true story of a person's life written or told by that person and a biography is a true story of a person's life written or told by someone else?
500
Identify the figurative language: "Alice's aunt ate apples and acorns around August."
What is alliteration?
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